Conducting Research Literature Reviews

From the Internet to Paper

Author: Arlene Fink

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483301036

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 7125

Providing readers with an accessible, in-depth look at how to synthesize research literature, Conducting Research Literature Reviews is perfect for students, researchers, marketers, planners, and policymakers who design and manage public and private agencies, conduct research studies, and prepare strategic plans and grant proposals. Bestselling author Arlene Fink shows readers how to explain the need for and significance of research, as well as how to explain a study’s findings. Offering a step-by-step approach to conducting literature reviews, the Fourth Edition features updated examples and covers: how to select databases and evaluate their quality; selecting and organizing key words and other terms in order to effectively search databases and the Web; setting standards for evaluating the quality of research and other literature; extracting and recording information from articles and studies; synthesizing what the reader finds either descriptively or via a meta-analysis; recording and storing the results in a virtual file cabinet; and how to use bibliographic software.

Train the Trainer/Vol 4


Author: ASTD

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 9781562862817

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 9081

To be successful, you must be able to quantify the results of your outcomes. In volume 4, you'll learn how to accurately measure the success of your training programs. Detailed sections show you how to collect data, conduct focus groups, and calculate your return on investment--all the steps you need to evaluate learning outcomes.

Advances in Sensors: Reviews, Vol.4 'Sensors and Applications in Measuring and Automation Control Systems'

Author: Sergey Yurish


ISBN: 8461775961

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 506

View: 615

The fourth volume titled 'Sensors and Applications in Measuring and Automation Control Systems' contains twenty four chapters with sensor related state-of-the-art reviews and descriptions of latest advances in sensor related area written by 81 authors from academia and industry from 5 continents and 20 countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Finland, France, Japan, India, Iraq, Italia, Mexico, Morocco, Portugal, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, UK, Ukraine and USA. Coverage includes current developments in physical sensors and transducers, chemical sensors, biosensors, sensing materials, signal conditioning, energy harvesters and sensor networks.

Research in Interactive Design (Vol. 4)

Mechanics, Design Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing

Author: Xavier Fischer,Alain Daidie,Benoit Eynard,Manuel Paredes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319261215

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 637

View: 8053

Covering key topics in the field such as technological innovation, human-centered sustainable engineering and manufacturing, and manufacture at a global scale in a virtual world, this book addresses both advanced techniques and industrial applications of key research in interactive design and manufacturing. Featuring the full papers presented at the 2014 Joint Conference on Mechanical Design Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing, which took place in June 2014 in Toulouse, France, it presents recent research and industrial success stories related to implementing interactive design and manufacturing solutions.

Ceramics Science and Technology, Volume 4


Author: Ralf Riedel,I-Wei Chen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527676732

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 544

View: 5369

Although ceramics have been known to mankind literally for millennia, research has never ceased. Apart from the classic uses as a bulk material in pottery, construction, and decoration, the latter half of the twentieth century saw an explosive growth of application fields, such as electrical and thermal insulators, wear-resistant bearings, surface coatings, lightweight armour, and aerospace materials. In addition to plain, hard solids, modern ceramics come in many new guises such as fabrics, ultrathin films, microstructures and hybrid composites. Built on the solid foundations laid down by the 20-volume series Materials Science and Technology, Ceramics Science and Technology picks out this exciting material class and illuminates it from all sides. Materials scientists, engineers, chemists, biochemists, physicists and medical researchers alike will fi nd this work a treasure trove for a wide range of ceramics knowledge from theory and fundamentals to practical approaches and problem solutions.

Using Mixed Methods Research Synthesis for Literature Reviews

The Mixed Methods Research Synthesis Approach

Author: Mieke Heyvaert,Karin Hannes,Patrick Onghena

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483358305

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 3853

Using Mixed Methods Research Synthesis for Literature Reviews by Mieke Heyvaert, Karin Hannes, and Patrick Onghena is a practical guide that provides step-by-step instruction for conducting a mixed methods research synthesis (MMRS) that integrates both qualitative and quantitative evidence. The book progresses through a systematic, comprehensive approach to conducting an MMRS literature review to analyze and summarize the empirical evidence regarding a particular review question. Readers will benefit from discussion of the potential advantages of MMRS and guidance on how to avoid its potential pitfalls. Using Mixed Methods Research Synthesis for Literature Reviews is Volume 4 in the SAGE Mixed Methods Research Series.

Rehabilitation Research - E-Book

Principles and Applications

Author: Russell Carter,Jay Lubinsky,Elizabeth Domholdt

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323290965

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 3702

Covering the full range of rehabilitation research with a clear, easy-to-understand approach, this resource will help you analyze and apply research to practice. Rehabilitation Research: Principles and Applications examines traditional experimental designs as well as nonexperimental and emerging approaches, including qualitative research, single-system design, outcomes research, and survey research. Clinical case studies and references will enhance your skills as a scientist-practitioner. Written by noted educators Russell Carter and Jay Lubinsky, this book emphasizes evidence-based practice within physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other rehabilitation professions. Discipline-specific examples are drawn from three major fields: physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology. Unique! Coverage of non-experimental research includes chapters on clinical case reports and qualitative research, so you can understand a wide range of research methods and when it is most appropriate to use each type. Expanded Single-Subject Design chapter provides a more thorough explanation and examples of multiple baselines, alternating treatments, and interactions -- designs that can be use in everyday clinical practice. Finding Research Literature chapter includes step-by-step descriptions of literature searches within different rehab professions. Student resources on a companion Evolve website allow you to review important concepts with exercises and discussion questions, research article analyses, and a downloadable spreadsheet. Unique! New Evidence-Based Practice chapter provides an overview of the important concepts of EBP and the WHO model of health and disease. Discussion questions on the companion Evolve website provide you with ideas for further study. Unique! Research article analyses on Evolve provide more in-depth analysis and demonstrate the writing style you should employ. New authors Russell Carter and Jay Lubinsky bring an interdisciplinary focus and a stronger emphasis on evidence-based practice.

Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 27, 2009

Advancing Nursing Science in Tobacco Control

Author: Christine E. Kasper, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACSM

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826117589

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 7729

This volume sets the stage for understanding the evolution and importance of nursing science in the field by providing a brief historical overview of the tobacco epidemic and emerging science, describing changing trends in tobacco use, reviewing health risks of smoking and benefits of quitting, reviewing concepts in nicotine addiction and evidence-based recommendations for tobacco dependence treatment. Also highlighted are nursing science efforts and leadership in addressing two barriers to mounting programs of nursing research in tobacco control: the lack of nursing education and training in tobacco control and the limited research funding and mentorship. Finally, the contributors to this volume address the issue of smoking in the profession as it influences nurses' health, interventions with patients, and, potentially, scholarship efforts.

Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 30, 2012

Disasters and Humanitarian Assistance

Author: Mary Pat Couig, MPH, RN, FAAN,Patricia Watts Kelley, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826110339

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 4915

This landmark annual review has provided nearly three decades of knowledge, insight, and research on topics critical to nurses everywhere. The purpose of this annual review is to critically examine the full gamut of literature on key topics in nursing practice, including nursing theory, care delivery, nursing education, and the professional aspects of nursing. Past volumes of Annual Review of Nursing Research have addressed critical issues such as: Chronic illness Geriatrics Alcohol abuse Patient safety Rural nursing Tobacco use Nursing workforce issues Genetics For the first time ever, we invite readers to purchase either individual issues of this annual review, or to subscribe to the complete periodical and gain access to all previously published and forthcoming issues.

Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 24, 2006

Focus on Patient Safety

Author: Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826141385

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 3954

Designated a Doody's Core Title! Supporting the urgent need for new patient safety guidelines and practices, Focus on Patient Safety, provides the most current and authoritative research and review to help decision makers develop new and much-needed standards and practices in nursing. With contributions from experts in the field, this new up-to-date reference focuses on key disciplines and topics that are critical to patient safety today including: Patient safety indicators Medication errors Falls and injury prevention Hospital-acquired infections Patient safety in acute-care units in hospitals Medications in the perioperative environment Home visit programs for the elderly Nursing homes Informatics issues Organizational, climate, and culture factors From new and emerging issues in patient safety to a review of research methods and measurement, this new 24th volume in the Annual Review of Nursing Research (ARNR) series continues to provide the highest standards of content and authoritative review of research for students, researchers, and clinicians.

Managing Diversity in Today's Workplace: Strategies for Employees and Employers [4 volumes]

Author: Michele A. Paludi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313393184

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1008

View: 6157

This four-volume set provides updated empirical research and best practices for understanding and managing workplace diversity in the 21st century, including issues of gender, race, generation, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, and age.

Biotechnology in China

Author: Dean H. Hamer,Shain-dow Kung,National Academy of Sciences

Publisher: National Academies


Category: Science

Page: 96

View: 1775

Annotation. Paperback version of a previously released examination of change and continuity in the status of black Americans, comprises papers resulting from a four-year study conducted under the aegis of the Committee on the Status of Black Americans. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aeronautics

Page: N.A

View: 3364

Lists citations with abstracts for aerospace related reports obtained from world wide sources and announces documents that have recently been entered into the NASA Scientific and Technical Information Database.

Fashion Theory: Volume 4, Issue 2

The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture

Author: Valerie Steele

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781859734117

Category: Design

Page: 100

View: 1329

Shaun Cole: 'Macho Man': Clones and the Development of a Masculine Stereotype Michael Sturma: Mimicry, Mockery and Make-overs: Western visitors in South Pacific Dress Elizabeth Currie: Prescribing Fashion: Dress, Politics and Gender in Sixteenth-Century Italian Conduct Literature Graeme Murdock: Dressed to Repress?: Protestant Protestant Clerical Dress and the Regulation of Morality in Early Modern Europe Don Slater: Book Review: In the Culture Society: Art, Fashion and Popular Music by A. McRobbie Roxane Witke: Book Review: China Chic: East Meets West, by Valerie Steele and John S. Major Marius Kwint: Book Review: Exploring the Modern, by John Jervis Suzanne Cahill: Book Review: Hair: It's Power and Meaning in Asian Cultures, edited by Alf Hiltebeitel and Barbara D. Miller with a Foreword by Gananath Obayasekere Djurdja Bartlett: Exhibition Review: Issey Mayake: Making Things Fiona Anderson: Exhibition Review: Hussein Chalayan Amy de la Haye: Articulating Dress Studies: A Workshop on Research and Teaching, 11th June 1999

Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 25, 2007

Vulnerable Populations

Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826141392

Category: Medical

Page: 392

View: 1975

This 25th anniversary edition of the Annual Review of Nursing Research is focused on nursing science in vulnerable populations. Identified as a priority in the nursing discipline, vulnerable populations are discussed in terms of the development of nursing science, diverse approaches in building the state of the science research, integrating biologic methods in the research, and research in reducing health disparities. Topics include: Measurement issues Prevention of infectious diseases among vulnerable populations Genomics and proteomics methodologies for research Promoting culturally appropriate interventions Community-academic research partnerships with vulnerable populations Vulnerable populations in Thailand: women living with HIV/AIDS As in all volumes of the Annual Reviews, leading nurse researchers provide students, other researchers, and clinicians with the foundations for evidence-based practice and further research.